Intro and Assessment
Thanks so much for joining me as I follow through the 100 days I’ve written in my book, 100 Days of Food Freedom. You being here means you already have the book and are already in the exclusive group. I’m super excited to have you here, and whether you’re reading this in real time (aka following along day-by-day) or reading these as they are archived, I just want to briefly explain why I’m doing this and what you can expect.
I’m doing these 100 days amidst some messages and feedback I’ve received about how they are laid out, about what is and isn’t difficult about it, what has/hasn’t worked well, etc. I always want to learn and grow, and I think there’s no better way to ensure these 100 days are the most effective ED recovery tool possible than to go through them myself and let you watch how I fare!
So, each day I will be updating how the day went, combined with my journal entry for that day (though I may go in twice to update the task/written exercise and then later to update the journal entry, so if you’re following in real time, take note of that). I’m still unsure of which multimedia formats I’ll use, but there will probably be some video and/or audio at some point. Of course, I always welcome feedback, so let me know what does and doesn’t work as we move forward.
With all of that said, here are my responses to the assessment from Week 1’s introduction. I am going to be leaving myself pretty vulnerable for the next few months, and answering this assessment for you all is definitely part of that, but I think this is going to be a huge step forward for 100DOFF.
(Final thing I want to mention, and the responses will be right below this: If you know of anyone who could afford to use this book and possibly even go on this journey with us, recommend it to them and then let me know their email address so I can invite them to the group. Thanks!)
On a scale of 1-10, how difficult has it been to manage your ED recently? (0 = extremely easy, 10 = impossible)
If you have been using any coping skills recently, on a scale of 1-10, how effective have they been? (0 = highly effective, 10 = have not been using any coping skills)
Rate your ability to enjoy things on a scale of 1-10. (0 = no problem at all, 10 = extremely difficult)
Looking back at the past 20 days, on how many of these days have you had a significant amount of disordered thoughts? (Divide this number by 2.)
5 (divided by 2 = 2.5)
Looking back at the past 20 days, on how many of these days have you engaged in ED behaviors? (Keep this number as is; don’t divide it.)
Okay, so now the idea is to add these numbers up and divide them by 5. That gives us:
Once you get your own number, remember not to overthink its meaning. I’ve purposefully omitted any explanation of this number, as it will show up again later on, so just see it as it is and think nothing more of it.